November core inflation (CPI Ex Food and Energy YoY) remained the same as October at 1.6%.
The Taylor Rule Model (Rudebusch specification) now suggests, a Fed Funds Target Rate of 1.66% (as opposed to the current rate of 0.25%). This is a flip from deeply negative rates to positive territory.
On the other hand, US CPI Urban Consumers Owners Equivalent Rent of Residences YoY NSA fell to 2.3%.
“Do I increase rates? Or keep them at 25 basis points?”